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by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Nov 29, 2023 9:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Finals and MK Open - 25th November 2023
Replies: 48
Views: 9056

Re: FOCAL Finals and MK Open - 25th November 2023

I echo the positive sentiments about the conundrums. I do believe that there should be some advantage in being ahead going into the conundrum, in that there is a non-zero chance that neither player solves it, and in that case the person in the lead wins. I knew in some of my games on Saturday that t...
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Nov 21, 2023 6:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Finals and MK Open - 25th November 2023
Replies: 48
Views: 9056

Re: FOCAL Finals and MK Open - 25th November 2023

Fiona T wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 11:23 pm
Dan Byrom wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2023 10:24 pm Count me in for food please!

I'll be coming in on the day - will any parkrunners be staying nearby and wouldn't mind me using their shower ...?
Nominate Todd. But failing that you're welcome to use mine.
Welcome to use mine if you like
by Bradley Horrocks
Sun Oct 22, 2023 3:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIX- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2024
Replies: 4
Views: 6926

Re: COLIN XIX- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2024

Fiona T wrote: Sun Oct 22, 2023 3:19 pm Well this is exciting!!

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/yarboroughleisurecentre/

Y was looking like the trickiest alphabet letter for me - York being crazy expensive! Too good an opportunity to miss for me.

Anyone wanna join me for this one?
Sure, Y not!
by Bradley Horrocks
Sun Sep 24, 2023 3:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 753
Views: 382324

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Bradley making another appearance last night. This time, he had an item that I really wanted, but had decided that he was going to list it on eBay for £500, despite me telling him that this was a completely unrealistic price and also offering to buy it for a fair price. He didn't seem to care about...
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Sep 09, 2023 1:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Blackpool 2023
Replies: 2
Views: 1861

Re: Co:Blackpool 2023

Important update with latest details: 1. We have booked Mr Basrai's, in the town centre, for our evening meal on Saturday, at 6:45pm. 15 min walk from the event venue. The menu is here: https://www.mrbasrai.com/menus/ There should be something for everyone. There is a flat £22/person charge, £2 paya...
by Bradley Horrocks
Thu Apr 06, 2023 5:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Blackpool 2023
Replies: 2
Views: 1861

Co:Blackpool 2023

Link to Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/events/792303582315556/?active_tab=about Countdown returns to the party town! Yes, this September, come and stay for a weekend of letters, numbers and illuminations. Here’s what you need to know… Date: Co:Blackpool will take place on Saturday 16th Sep...
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Broadstairs for a Co event?
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Re: Broadstairs for a Co event?

Wouldn't fancy dipping my hand into the bowel bag personally
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16 January 2023 - CoC XVI, QF 3
Replies: 46
Views: 3323

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16 January 2023 - CoC XVI, QF 3

It felt like Luke had to get that 6S to make a game of it but can certainly understand the slip up given the pressure! Two pro players, congrats to Ahmed for coming out on top.
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16 January 2023 - CoC XVI, QF 3
Replies: 46
Views: 3323

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16 January 2023 - CoC XVI, QF 3

Ah, that I did not know. No surprise it didn't make the edit then. Thank you
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16 January 2023 - CoC XVI, QF 3
Replies: 46
Views: 3323

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16 January 2023 - CoC XVI, QF 3

No R11 declarations? I had DOUGLAS.
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Jan 07, 2023 9:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 6 January 2023 - CoC XVI, Prelim 5
Replies: 34
Views: 3013

Re: Spoilers for Friday 6 January 2023 - CoC XVI, Prelim 5

A great game to round off a phenomenal week of Countdowning.
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Oct 19, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Question pertaining to Goat:Leeds 2023
Replies: 18
Views: 2433

Re: Question pertaining to Goat:Leeds 2023

Even as someone who prefers numbers, I'd still say for a Goat event they are best left out. You could goatify the numbers somehow, but then it wouldn't be goatdown.
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Oct 08, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Finals 2022 and Milton Keynes Open
Replies: 45
Views: 9562

Re: FOCAL Finals 2022 and Milton Keynes Open

If it's good for those staying at the venue I think it's a no brainer.
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Oct 08, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Finals 2022 and Milton Keynes Open
Replies: 45
Views: 9562

Re: FOCAL Finals 2022 and Milton Keynes Open

Depends if you want to stick around to wait for the rest of us to finish I think! With an 11am start though I'd expect there to be enough time. However, my timekeeping had me 30 mins late to the Blackpool event, so take with a pinch of salt!
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Oct 08, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL Finals 2022 and Milton Keynes Open
Replies: 45
Views: 9562

Re: FOCAL Finals 2022 and Milton Keynes Open

Travelodge rates are still reasonable (both of them), I've booked at The Hub.

The big question is, Linford Wood or Milton Keynes parkrun?
by Bradley Horrocks
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th June 2022 (Series 85 Grand Final)
Replies: 21
Views: 1919

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th June 2022 (Series 85 Grand Final)

What a final, had everything! The slip up on R1, fantastic 9 and comeback from Matt. 2 great players, but congrats to Dan on winning the series. Remember you saying a few years ago you wanted to wait to apply until you had chance to improve and boy did it pay off!
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Jun 07, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: TENNIS
Replies: 136
Views: 36304

Re: TENNIS

It's still too early to say. This time last year, it looked like it would be Djokovic who would end up with the most. Djokovic certainly has another AO and Wimby in him, not sure if Nadal can muster another RG. Time is running out though, feels as if Alcaraz/Medvedev/Zverev are now capable of beatin...
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: The future of COLIN
Replies: 21
Views: 2924

Re: The future of COLIN

COLIN gives me something to look forward to in the height of winter, and it would be sad to lose it. More importantly, organisers shouldn't have to run events making a financial loss. Most come for the games of Countdown and/or the social aspects, so it would be well worth in my view having less/che...
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Feb 28, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 553
Views: 267265

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Just about beat Todd.
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Jan 31, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 553
Views: 267265

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

This is shaping up to be an exciting CO:parkrun championship season! Onto the next one: Manchester. What's the plan? Which parkrun? And is there anyone who is staying at a hotel in Manchester for the event who would be willing to please let me use their hotel room shower after the parkrun so I don'...
by Bradley Horrocks
Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2021 vision
Replies: 26
Views: 7093

Re: 2021 vision

Bradley Horrocks wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:01 pm 9) Betty White passes away
Just about
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Co Blackpool 2021 Saturday August 14th
Replies: 38
Views: 16751

Re: Co Blackpool 2021 Saturday August 14th

Gavin Chipper wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:17 am
Fiona T wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 6:08 am
Gavin Chipper wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:58 am 259th in the list.
Once space left I believe - not tempted? :)
I'll be back at CO events some time soon but I'm not tempted enough to travel the 9 million miles to Blackpool!
*laughs in Canadian*
by Bradley Horrocks
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Bluffer's Guide to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

Re: The Bluffer's Guide to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Great work Ollie! KJT must get a medal this time though, fingers crossed...
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: TENNIS
Replies: 136
Views: 36304

Re: TENNIS

I'd argue that Djokovic's French Open win is his best slam achievement to date - beating the undisputed king of clay, who wasn't hampered by injury, and coming back from 2 sets down twice. The first to beat Nadal and win the title in RG in the same tournament. It's also hard to see Djokovic not comi...
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 385
Views: 209876

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Callum Todd converting on BBC News

Image
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 746
Views: 514719

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Rachel Riley is on The Celebrity Circle. Well, kind of. You'd have to watch to understand.
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 151269

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

All of which is a good argument without a vaccine and hence social distancing last summer, but with a vaccine what I am saying there is that it may be the case it doesn't stop you catching the virus, but equally doesn’t make you ill or kill you, then what is the point? You can’t lockdown the countr...
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 151269

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Look at New Zealand or Australia at the moment. Although Australia goes into full lockdown every time someone so much as coughs (no doubt doing untold damage to people's mental health and their economy, which is my argument all along - costs vs benefits of lockdown). Do you know any Australians who...
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 2021 vision
Replies: 26
Views: 7093

Re: 2021 vision

1) parkrun to return by June 2) England win the Euros, provided they go ahead with the last matches at Wembley as planned 3) New slam winners, both in men's and women's singles. (Ok, if you have to push me, Tsitsipas and Sabalenka) 4) While I'm on tennis, Federer and Serena retire 5) CoC XVI announc...
by Bradley Horrocks
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 18th December 2020 (Series 82, Grand Final)
Replies: 42
Views: 10469

Re: Spoilers for Friday 18 December 2020 (Series 82, Grand Final)

Commiserations Sam, a strong showing throughout and you've really come on since getting back into apto. Not a bad year for you with that and the new family addition! Luke - absolutely incredible. To be so cool-headed in a game of that magnitude is amazing, I bet you'd be calm trying to defuse a bomb...
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 16th December 2020 (Series 82, 1st Semi-Final)
Replies: 20
Views: 4555

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 16 December 2020 (Series 82, First Semi Final)

(100*10-4)/4-8-8 also for 233. 10/10 nines for Luke, incredible! Also Ian you should be very pleased to make it this far in such a tough series, great play
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds
Replies: 40
Views: 10566

Re: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds

The odds have been removed as things stand
by Bradley Horrocks
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 314
Views: 98711

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Gavin Chipper wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:32 am Orange squash?
As important as that is, he (or Dylan rather) means the sport
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 314
Views: 98711

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Lol, totes hilair, Bradders. (Sarcasm works best when there is some intelligence behind it, keep that in mind for next time.) :lol: You thought a cat's backside was as offensive as a homophone for a racist slur. It's not my intelligence you need to worry about :) I'm more interested in Zubair's pot...
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 314
Views: 98711

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Looking through my games, I noticed SPOUSE was censored. Like what is ZD's agenda against marriage? I'm sOooO tRigGerEd
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 23rd November 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Re: Spoilers for 23rd November 2020

Brilliant play from Leo, secret apterite perhaps? ;) Nervous wait for Martyn!
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 314
Views: 98711

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

My close relative Brandon Hawkins is on standby in case this impressive talent pool runs dry!
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 553
Views: 267265

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

I don’t foresee a return this year sadly, it doesn’t seem logical that 7 people can’t play netball indoors but 700 can parkrun, albeit outdoors. I suspect many events won’t feel comfortable returning or have the numbers for volunteering roles. I’ve struggled to go out and run more than once a week s...
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 36016

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Fair enough, I can see how it was meant now! Though when we refer to Elliott's 152, it's referred to as 'the record', so Andy was possibly overstating the importance of the record for the old format.
by Bradley Horrocks
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 36016

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

I'm not Jack's PR agent or anything but I know Jack well enough to know that he'd still go for it. It would be a farce otherwise, it's not a practice game on apterous, it's a record that would presumably have literally stood forever, bearing in mind the upcoming change in format 12 games into the n...
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Have you put weight on during lockdown
Replies: 18
Views: 7301

Re: Have you put weight on during lockdown

Dan Byrom wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:37 am I've been running more.

Lost about a stone!
Congrats! See you at some co-event parkruns next year then ;)

Similar story here, though it was a conscious ambition - WFH helped as much as running imo as I am far less tired generally.
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed May 13, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: *** EVENT CANCELLED *** Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th
Replies: 44
Views: 25050

Re: Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th

Add me to the list please!
by Bradley Horrocks
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Interactive Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 3
Views: 2842

Re: Interactive Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Brilliant - shan't spoil the ending :D

I also seem to be better at guessing than I thought I was.
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 222
Views: 139680

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Andy Davis wrote: Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:16 am
Charlie Reams wrote: Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:37 am Please don't use this thread for anything other than signalling that the site is down. There is a ticket system on the site and all other problems can be flagged there.
Sorry, I didn’t know that. Did you receive the email I sent you regarding a subscription?.
by Bradley Horrocks
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Contestants by Region: IRELAND
Replies: 8
Views: 4296

Re: Contestants by Region: IRELAND

Luke O'Reilly was definitely Irish
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 753
Views: 382324

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Don't remember much about it - I was at Callum Todd's house for some reason. He wasn't in, he was at work. Upstairs was exactly like my house as the layout was the same. As I went into 'my' room, I found two cute cats, one was only a kitten. I asked the older cat about her age, and she replied 'I'm ...
by Bradley Horrocks
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 222
Views: 139680

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Jason William Larsen wrote: Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:33 pm
When was Judith on Countdown?
2005; http://wiki.apterous.org/Judith_Young
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 385
Views: 209876

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Was hard to find photos to demonstrate it (probably proving me wrong) but I've always thought that the Series 78 legend Philip Aston looks a bit like Juventus and Argentina star Paulo Dybala. https://i.imgur.com/MALz0C0.png Hmm, I think Philip looks more like Dominik Koepfer https://i.imgur.com/aDq...
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 222
Views: 139680

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Hardly classic but made me chuckle

Joyce Phillips finished a classic game with Judith Young, winning 91-75.
Judith Young left the room.
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 24
Views: 11276

Re: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)

There's a few people in this community I couldn't have gotten this far without and it's only fair to mention them - particular mentions to Fred, Luke, Bra for coming to support and just generally being utterly, utterly amazing mates. To Cal for taking time off being God to watch me. To Toby for the...
by Bradley Horrocks
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 20
Views: 12901

Re: Negative picking

Hi guys I played a 15-rounder against someone the other day and I was loosing 125-119 and going into the final numbers round and I selected 6 small(like I did on my 1st Numbers pick because I was behind then) and got it spot on and my opponent got nothing so was leading 129-125 and got the Conundru...
by Bradley Horrocks
Fri May 17, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 31
Views: 14378

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)

Can't add much which hasn't been said - we're seeing something very special at the moment clearly, who knows where this ends! Congratulations mate :D
by Bradley Horrocks
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London (CO:LON) 2019 - Saturday 11th May 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 22500

Re: Countdown in London (CO:LON) 2019 - Saturday 11th May 2019

Jennifer Steadman wrote: Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:51 pm CONUNDRUMS
This year's conundrums will be a mix of 8s, 9s and 10s.
Interesting - will we know the length beforehand?
by Bradley Horrocks
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down? [DO NOT POST IN THIS TOPIC FOR ANY OTHER REASON]
Replies: 604
Views: 300305

Re: Is Apterous down?

Fred W wrote: Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:44 pm'fraid so
Site is back up but in the room it says 'Disconnected'
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 25)
Replies: 5
Views: 3598

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 25)

I'm enjoying watching Dinos' run so far, not least because of the theme of rude (particularly sexual) words! SHAGGER, SHAGGED, SEMIS, ERECTIONS, DOGGERS, WHORE and HOOKER in 3 games!
by Bradley Horrocks
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 15)
Replies: 2
Views: 2430

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 15)

IDEATUMS to equal GAUDIEST.

I do predict Misba will fall just short of octochampdom, but a good chance of making the finals if she can double her number of wins.
by Bradley Horrocks
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?
Replies: 39
Views: 25781

Re: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?

Tracey Anne Mills wrote: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:48 pm Neil Stephenson and Ben Hocking from Series 72
Sam Prouse S78
James Rowan and Adam Curran S73
Ciaran McCarthy S70
Matt Croy S65
Eddy Byrne S71
Callum Pickering aka Bojack Horseman And Ian Volante.
You deserve another go too. Oops, not you, Hazel. ;)